in production through 2019

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In the 1980’s the Canadian Prairies became the hub for some musicians who now, more than 30 years later, still perform on either stages in small clubs or stadiums. These were their “Hamburg Years,” the era that saw British invasion bands like The Beatles, Gerry and the Pacemakers, and the Seekers, perform hours upon hours each night, playing covers to the bone, and making songs up on the go; meanwhile, the “Alberta Years” saw bands playing 3 hours a night, 6 nights a week, 52 weeks a year. The opportunities were abundant. Bands toured for years, with a full crew, sound equipment, and light show. These bands groomed themselves as professional musicians without realizing; their pipe dream of making it big had already begun paving the way to a lifelong career in music. While the success of a one hit wonder may come and go, these Albertan cover musicians are lasting a lifetime.

From the rise of the scene, to the great crash in the 90’s, learn how this scene has produced survivors who will continue to entertain crowds for decades to come.

Distribution will be a weekly webisode with a theatrical release scheduled for 2020. Funding and sponsorship opportunities are welcome for discussion.